Summer course in Social Sciences

Top Summer Courses in Social Sciences

Online summer courses are offered by the overwhelming majority of post-secondary institutions. Online learning allows students to take courses from virtually anywhere in the world. Students looking for a nontraditional classroom experience should consider taking online summer courses.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

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Summer French Course

Maison des Langues
Campus Full time 2 - 6 weeks February 2019 Switzerland Geneva

Summer courses in French language and French-speaking culture [+]

Located in the historical heart of the city of Geneva, the French Summer Courses of the University of Geneva provide an exciting set of 2, 3 and 6-week intensive course to students from all over the world and of all levels. This is one of the best adult French language and culture programmes available in Switzerland since 1891.

PROGRAMME

2-week course

- from 4 to 15 of February 2019

- from 1 to 12 of July 2019

3-week course

- from 15 of July to 2 of August 2019

- from 5 to 23 of August 2019

CPU: preparation for university studies

from 15 of July to 23 of August 2019

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Accommodation at the Cité Universitaire... [-]


Japanese Society Summer Course

J.F. Oberlin University Summer Session
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Japan Tokyo

This course examines Japanese society, culture, and education from the viewpoints of Japan’s internal ethnic diversity in today’s rapidly globalizing and internationalizing world. [+]

Prof. Yoshiko Nozaki (Gakushuin University) / Prof. Hiromitsu Inokuchi(Senshu University)

This course examines Japanese society, culture, and education from the viewpoints of Japan’s internal ethnic diversity in today’s rapidly globalizing and internationalizing world.

Accommodation

Twin size accommodation is available for the Summer Session participants. All housings are located in the vicinity of the school and are convenient for commuting. All housing is equipped with bedding, furniture(desk, chair, table), shower unit, toilet, microwave, TV, and internet connection.

Important Dates

Program Term: June 30th – July 27th

June 30th – Arrival July 1st – Orientation July 2nd – Session starts July 27th – Session ends Cultural Program ... [-]

Summer School on EU Policy Making

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Belgium Brussels Austria Vienna + 2 more

Two weeks of intensive study (in Brussels & Vienna) on the EU decision-making process, for students with a background in (international) politics and/or (European) law. Focus in 2019 is on ‘Analysing human security in today’s EU'! [+]

In brief: Intensive 2-week Summer School (1 week in Brussels and 1 in Vienna). It's a crash course in EU Policy Making, with focus in 2019 on analysing human security in the EU! While touching upon all EU policy fields, we will offer participants insights into several aspects of security, including security in its traditional sense (defense) but also from a societal perspective (migration, environment, development).

Visits: European Commission, European Parliament, OSCE, United Nations, EU Delegation in Vienna.

Dedicated website:www.eu-summerschool.eu

Dedicated Facebook page:www.facebook.com/summerschooleu/

Apply by 1 May 2019! (10% early-bird discount if you apply by 15 March 2019)... [-]


Summer School - Hungarian Studies

University of Szeged
Campus July 2019 Hungary Szeged

Get the most out of your summer! If you would like to begin or brush up on your Hungarian in a lively international community, spend a few summer weeks in a lovely college town and enjoy multicultural friends and dynamic surroundings! [+]

Summer University - Hungarian Language and Culture

Get the most out of your summer! If you would like to begin or brush up on your Hungarian in a lively international community, spend a few summer weeks in a lovely college town and enjoy multicultural friends and dynamic surroundings!

The Hungarian Language and Culture intensive summer program includes language learning on various levels, cultural exposure in combination with academic classes and leisure activities as well.

18th SUMMER COURSE: July 15 – August 11, 2018

Week 1: July 16-20 Week 2: July 23-27 Week 3: July 30-Aug 3 Week 4: Aug 6-10 ... [-]

The Institute of Law and Policy Summer Program

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2019 Israel Jerusalem

The Institute for Law and Policy is held in cooperation with the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and the Rothberg International School. The Institute is specially designed for overseas students and attorneys and provides an introduction to the stimulating academic environment of The Hebrew University at Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem. An international hub of activity, Jerusalem is a unique backdrop to live, learn and participate in the program’s academic and extra-curricular activities, including field trips, guest lectures, and social activities. [+]

The Institute for Law and Policy is held in cooperation with the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and the Rothberg International School. The Institute is especially designed for overseas students and attorneys and provides an introduction to the stimulating academic environment of The Hebrew University at Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem. An international hub of activity, Jerusalem is a unique backdrop to live, learn and participate in the program’s academic and extra-curricular activities, including field trips, guest lectures and social activities.

The Institute for Law and Policy is designed to provide in-depth analysis of Israel’s most important law and policy challenges on both domestic and international levels. Through discussion and debate, as well as hands-on experiences, field trips to disputed areas, and guest lectures from legal experts, you’ll enhance your understanding of the complex issues confronting Israel in local and international law.... [-]


Summer Preparatory Program

Chechen State Pedagogical University
Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2019 Russia Grozny

The summer school is a very important tool for the internationalization of the university. It makes it easier to learn languages and learn different cultures from different countries. [+]

The program of the summer school 2018 "Grozny - intercultural exchange"

The summer school is a very important tool for the internationalization of the university. It makes it easier to learn languages and learn different cultures from different countries.

The Chechen State Pedagogical University is currently training highly qualified specialists who work in kindergartens, schools and universities. There are 28 departments at the Pedagogical University, on which there are candidates of science and associate professors. Since 2015, the university has opened a preparatory department, which prepares foreign students for university studies. In this department, there are assistant professors, who received additional qualifications in the direction "Russian as a foreign language."... [-]


Hidden Lives: Discovering Women’s History

Summer at Smith College
Campus 14 days July 2019 USA Northampton

Smith College and the surrounding area are home to unparalleled collections and cultural heritage institutions that offer an immersive experience in women's history. During your time at Smith, we will explore women's lives through archival research, visits to local museums and tours of historic sites. With a focus on women and social change, you will be introduced to women who have altered the course of American history through reform, mobilization, cultural interventions and outright rebellion. [+]

July 21—August 3, 2019

Smith College and the surrounding area are home to unparalleled collections and cultural heritage institutions that offer an immersive experience in women's history.

During your time at Smith, we will explore women's lives through archival research, visits to local museums and tours of historic sites. With a focus on women and social change, you will be introduced to women who have altered the course of American history through reform, mobilization, cultural interventions and outright rebellion.

Curriculum

In Smith's special collections we will look at the letters, diaries, photographs, and manifestos that chronicle personal and political revolutions over the past 150 years. We will get to know the first generation of college women through the institutional archives of Smith and Mt. Holyoke. And we will explore feminist art in the Smith College Museum of Art.... [-]


China Studies Summer School

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus 4 weeks June 2019 China Suzhou

The XJTLU China Studies Summer School is a place to be, a course to follow, and an experience to be had. The academic course at the heart of this year’s summer school taught in intensive mode is social change in China. [+]

Overview Interested in China but don't know where to start? Studying China and wanting to experience local culture? Looking for an interesting summer study programme with good food, exciting places to visit and great company?

The XJTLU China Studies Summer School is a place to be, a course to follow, and an experience to be had. The academic course at the heart of this year’s summer school taught in intensive mode is social change in China.

The summer school, which runs from 29 June June to 27 July 2019, will take you to Xi’an and Chengdu, as well as introducing you to Suzhou, the home of XJTLU.

Features

Social Change in China examines three main topics in the development of China since its changed economic development strategy was adopted in 1978. The course looks at regional development, interpersonal relations, and inequality. All three are set in the historical context of China’s emergence as a growing international economic and political force. The course includes lectures, seminar discussions, student presentations, and group practical projects. The language of instruction at the summer school is English and no prior knowledge of Chinese is necessary.... [-]


Adapting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Improve Access to Psychological Therapies

University of Exeter International Summer School
Campus August 2019 United Kingdom Exeter

This module introduces you to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, implemented across England from 2008. The programme sought to address a significant problem in the provision of psychological therapies in England but is a challenge experienced in many parts of the world. That is, limited access to ‘evidence-based psychological therapies’ for the treatment of ‘high-prevalence’ or ‘common’ mental health problems, often resulting in very long waiting times and difficulties concerning the acceptability of treatments being offered, or in meeting the needs of people with some feature of diversity. [+]

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This module introduces you to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, implemented across England from 2008. The programme sought to address a significant problem in the provision of psychological therapies in England but is a challenge experienced in many parts of the world. That is, limited access to ‘evidence-based psychological therapies’ for the treatment of ‘high-prevalence’ or ‘common’ mental health problems, often resulting in very long waiting times and difficulties concerning the acceptability of treatments being offered, or in meeting the needs of people with some feature of diversity.

The module is also designed to provide you with knowledge concerning the presentation of common mental health difficulties and equip you with a theoretical understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Further, the module provides you with a critical appreciation as to how the organisation of mental health service delivery, development of a new mental health workforce and implementation of low-intensity CBT is being used to address problems regarding the availability of evidence-based psychological therapies and excessive waiting times.... [-]


Antai Global Summer Program

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai Global Summer School
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 China Shanghai

In 2013, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, established the Antai Global Summer Program (AGSP) to satisfy the growing need of helping international students understand China from business perspectives. [+]

In 2013, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, established the Antai Global Summer Program (AGSP) to satisfy the growing need of helping international students understand China from business perspectives. AGSP is a three-week-long, credits-conferring, English-taught summer program focusing on Learning Business and Culture in China. Approximately 100 students from over 20 countries joined each cohort. The Program holds two separate sessions in May and July each year, in order to match the summer-break calendars at different schools. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the Chinese economy and culture with in-class coursework, company visits, social events and tours. In addition to having faculty who teach in top business schools around the world, the summer program features sessions taught by executive speakers including senior knowledge expert of top-brand MNCs, executives of successful Chinese enterprises, founders of start-up companies and so on. Cultural immersion activity is also a highlight of the program. During the program, we organize out-of-city excursions, acrobatic shows, river cruising, tea-making, Zen practice, pot modeling, Chinese cooking lessons etc. The program offers two tracks: undergraduate track and graduate track. The undergraduate track is aimed to familiarize students with Chinese history, culture, policy and business environment, whereas the graduate track focus on developing students’ vision and capabilities of doing business in China.... [-]


Summer Course: Pre-College Immersive Program

Wellesley College
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 USA Wellesley

Spend your summer experiencing college life first-hand. Wellesley College invites rising high school junior and senior girls to join us this summer for a unique, immersive college experience—The Wellesley Pre-College Immersive Program. [+]

Wellesley's immersive summer program, designed for intellectually curious high school girls.

Spend your summer experiencing college life first-hand. Wellesley College invites rising high school junior and senior girls to join us this summer for a unique, immersive college experience—The Wellesley Pre-College Immersive Program. For four weeks, students will have the opportunity to become members of the Wellesley community, taking college level courses, earning full college credit and exploring the great city of Boston. Students will also enjoy academic, social, and intellectual opportunities that cannot be found in a high school program.

The Immersive Experience Rigorous coursework in an intimate setting, with highly motivated peers and Wellesley's renowned faculty Life-changing opportunity to cultivate close connections with similar-minded women from all around the world Exposure to undergraduate residential life at a world-class liberal arts and sciences institution Wellesley campus' 500 acres of rolling hills and woodland, award-winning architecture, and the renowned beauty of Lake Waban in the summertime Classes, residential life, and planned outings to Boston and Cambridge that encourage a holistic summer experience for personal growth ... [-]

Summer Session in East Asian Studies

Sophia University Summer School
Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2019 Japan Chiyoda

This consists of the three-week academic program: Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2. This Summer Session provides participants the opportunity to take part in East Asian Studies courses and intensive Japanese language courses in both sessions. [+]

Welcome to Sophia University Summer Session in East Asian Studies and Japanese Language

In 2018, we launched a new summer program: Summer Session in East Asian Studies and Japanese Language and which ended in great success.

This consists of the three-week academic program: Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2. This Summer Session provides participants the opportunity to take part in East Asian Studies courses and intensive Japanese language courses in both sessions.

Since its foundation in 1961, this program has provided the participants with the opportunity to study about Japan and explore the country's relation to Asia and the rest of the world. The students experience various aspects of Japanese culture and society and witness the myriad ways in which all cultures of the world are reflected.... [-]


MGIMO International Summer School 2019 in Russian Foreign and Energy Policy

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 3 weeks September 2019 Russia Odintsovo

This year MGIMO International Summer School offers two intensive Modules “Russian Foreign Policy: Modern Challenges” and “Russian Energy Policy and International Energy Cooperation”. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Social Sciences 2019.

This year MGIMO International Summer School offers two intensive Modules “Russian Foreign Policy: Modern Challenges” and “Russian Energy Policy and International Energy Cooperation”.

Both Modules are taught in English by renowned internationally recognized MGIMO University professors, at a graduate level. Students will attend daily lectures, followed by group discussions and teamwork projects, meet prominent Russian politicians and diplomats, representatives of Russian and international big businesses.

Each module consists of Discipline-Specific Courses (62 contact hours including an oral exam, 5 ECTS credits), and 30 contact hours and 14 field trip hours of the Russian Language Course (4 ECTS credits). The Russian language course is taught in groups composed of students with similar levels of proficiency in the Russian language.... [-]


International Summer Session in Korean & East Asian Studies (ISS)

Hankuk University Of Foreign Studies
Campus Full time 4 - 5 weeks July 2019 South Korea Seoul

The International Summer Session in Korean & East Asian Studies (ISS) at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), offered continuously for ten years since its establishment in 2003, provides a unique opportunity to all those who want to deepen their understanding of Korean society and the sources of its current trends. [+]

** 2018 ISS Schedule : July 19 ~ August 17

The International Summer Session in Korean & East Asian Studies (ISS) at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), offered continuously for ten years since its establishment in 2003, provides a unique opportunity to all those who want to deepen their understanding of Korean society and the sources of its current trends.

International students may increase their Korean language proficiency through ISS language classes, and domestic Korean students have the opportunity to enhance their English language proficiency by studying in an international environment where all courses are taught in English. ISS provides students with a carefully planned curriculum and the courses are taught by some of the most prominent scholars in the field of Korean Studies, many of whom are invited from prestigious foreign universities to teach for the summer session. The faculty and students together create a cosmopolitan atmosphere which is conducive to an in-depth understanding of Korean society.... [-]


Gender, Conflict and the Middle East

SOAS Summer School
Campus Full time 19 days July 2019 United Kingdom London

This course offers insight into key issues in the study of gender and conflict in the Middle East. [+]

Programme Description

This course offers insight into key issues in the study of gender, state and violence in the Middle East. The course provides a focus for students interested in feminism and masculinity studies, sexuality and gender, while also offering a gendered approach to the study of state-building and violence in the Middle East. Through lectures, readings, discussions and activities, the course will introduce key issues in relation to the gendered dynamics of participation, the legal responses to women and men, peace and security and nature of gendered insecurities, but will also cover other relevant issues such as representation, knowledge production and artistic productions. In highlighting important issues in the study of gender, state and violence in the Middle East, the course aims to challenge prevailing stereotypes about gender and its constructions of masculinities and femininities in the region, while fostering critical reflection via the use of multimedia, in-depth case studies and cross-disciplinary materials.... [-]